Cleveland Saint Patrick's Day Parade March 17, 2012 Page 1
Half a million people! The beautiful weather, the Saturday date and the love of the Irish all contributed to a record setting crowd of 500,000 people watching 245 units march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Cleveland.
The 2012 Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Parade Honorees gathered on the steps of the Cosgrove Center to begin the festivities.
2012 Parade Honorees including Grand Marshall Walter 'Mickey' McNally, Irish Mother of the Year Vera Casey and Co-Chairs Una O'Leary Escolas and William G. Chambers.
Cleveland St Patrick's Day Parade Executive Director Patrick T. Murphy, Mayor Frank Jackson and Kathleen Sheehan
Cleveland St Patrick's Day Parade Deputy Director Jim Kilbane
Invocation from Father William Murphy, President of St Ignatius High School
Katie Cooper led the crowd in the National Anthems.
Katie Cooper singing the national anthems
Parade Executive Director Patrick T. Murphy gave the whistle to Grand Marshall Walter 'Mickey' McNally' who began the Parade.